‘Irish Revolutionaries’ at Centre of Gold Coast Intrigue

Danielle Cronin | 11 November 2011 | Brisbane Times

Harrison Ford in the film adaptation of the 1992 Tom Clancy novel <i>Patriot Games</i>.
Harrison Ford in the film adaptation of the 1992 Tom Clancy novel Patriot Games.

A bank manager hankers for an “ordinary, suburban life” again after “2½ years of pure hell” involving a crime that would inspire Tom Clancy, a celebrated writer of thrillers.

It centres on a heist involving “Irish revolutionaries”, a carjacking and a syringe filled with a poisonous substance that would swiftly cause death unless the victim took an antidote.

The target was 51-year-old John Thomas Forrester – a suburban father who worked at the Bank of Queensland branch at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Continue reading ‘Irish Revolutionaries’ at Centre of Gold Coast Intrigue

Stealing From The Salvos

Bill Potts talks to Today Tonight about Stealing by Finding and stealing from the Salvation Army.

In a typical week the Salvation Army provides tens of thousands of meals for the hungry and two thousand beds for the homeless, but they could do much more if it weren’t for heartless criminals who steal from the charity. The investigation has found many of the thieves are the rich robbing the poor.

Bill Potts: “The people who are stealing are vultures… they are thieves and thieves of the lowest kind.”